Voncil M. Vonnie Heare

Thursday, September 13, 2018
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Today, Wednesday, September 5, our Lord has called home our most loved Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother and Great-great grandmother.

Voncil Marie Heare was born to Aaron and Bertha Hare on January 15, 1920 in Floydada, Texas.  At age 9, Vonnie’s mother passed away and she was raised by an Aunt until she graduated from Amarillo (TX) High School.

In 1944, Vonnie and her future husband met, each in Mercury convertibles.  Their two week courtship before marriage in Childers, Texas lasted for 72 years until Ralph’s passing two years ago.

She helped on the ranch raising their adopted children, Viki and Van, whom they dearly loved.  She was an officer in the Cow-belles and volunteered at the Red Lodge Hospital and the Arts Guild until age 93.  Vonnie loved to serve.

Vonnie was preceded in death by one sister, Dutchie Edelsman; her beloved husband, Ralph; and her granddaughter, Cayla.

She is survived by her son, Van (Georgene); her daughter, Viki Kelly (Pat); five grandchildren, Shawn, Sharla, Arla, Susie and Erin; ten great-grandchildren, Hunter, Landon, Thor, Scott, Natalie, Eric, Brooke, Jacob, Deija, and Daven; one great grandchild, Mira; and 5 nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 10 at the Church of Christ, 1010 South White in Red Lodge.  A reception followed  and then interment at the Tony Cemetery at Luther, MT.

Memorial may be given to Beartooth Billings Clinic, PO  Box 590, Red Lodge, MT 59068 or Church of Christ, PO Box 1036, Red Lodge, MT  59068


Upcoming Events

  • Monday, September 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, September 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Monday, September 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.

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